Diana (retrophoto) wrote in generationzen,
Diana
retrophoto
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Vajrasattva

Started doing my 100-syllable mantras, as I recently got this empowerment, and I'm realizing just how time consuming this is going to be. It took me two days just to make one trip around my mala! I'm going to have to do marathon sessions on weekends if I'm going to ever complete my "preliminaries."

Still, despite my kvetching, I always worry that as the dharma comes to the west, people will want to dilute it into fast food, McReligion (tm), just was we've done for the sake of converting so many ancient religions to "New Ageism." I understand westerners are already whinging to the Dalai Lama, "But why do we have to do these preliminaries? Can't we just skip them?"

Um...NO.
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